SALLY THARP

 

The need to create has always been prevalent in Sally’s life.  After graduating from University of Rhode Island with a BFA in 1985, she worked in several creative capacities, though not necessarily in the traditional sense.  In 2008, Sally became a full-time artist.  Sally currently prefers to work in oils and explores taking small, everyday objects and painting them on a very large scale, focusing on color, form and most importantly light.

 

Sally’s large scale works evoke a sense of nostalgia while still presenting wonderfully though out brush strokes. The simplicity in the aesthetics can be appreciated on a deeper level when you start to ask why she has chosen these specific objects. Although there are schools of thought that ascertain that the subject matter is of no consequence, Sally chooses carefully what she paints.  She finds a deeper appreciation for those forgotten or discarded items.

 

"I am often drawn to the old, marred, scarred and imperfect things in life, feeling the need to show a side of them that is beautiful, giving them a voice.  The objects I choose to paint hold an aesthetic beauty to me and I paint them in that light. I invite the viewer to experience the qualities in them that I find appealing and to seek the beauty in the often overlooked, sometimes imperfect items of life."

 

In her short time in the public as an artist, Sally has participated in various juried shows and several solo shows.  Her work is also already in many corporate and private collections.

Quench
Bear Hug
Keeping an Open Mind
Lemon Syrup
A Shot of Vitamin C
Nobody's Perfect
Splash Down
Summer Shells
Sweet Tooth
Tequila Time
Balance
Or a Ribbon for Your Hair
Weller Hudson
Economy Hold
The Gang's All Here
TOmato
TomAto
Lil' Scotty
Strawberry Conch
Can You Hear the Ocean?
The Line Up
Flawed
Focus
Champagne Marble
Sending Kisses
Slipping Away
Internal Conflict
Mostly Red
Mostly White
Mostly Blue
Oh, When The Sun Does Shine
Preventative Medicine
Successful Season
Sally Tharp, Pickle Pleasures
Us Three
Follow Your Light
Ode to the South
SoldSugar Rush
SoldPod
SoldKiss from the Coast
SoldMessage
SoldStarters
SoldStewed, II
SoldRhythm
SoldBottled In
SoldGreen Eggs Sans Ham
SoldPutting on a Happy Face
SoldBig Twist
SoldStanding Guard
SoldThe Blues
SoldRainy Days and Mondays
SoldMacaron Roll
SoldContainment
SoldBig Kiss
SoldLemon Bowl
SoldRain Delay
SoldJust A Sip
SoldWater Glass
SoldGlass Half Full
SoldLemon Water
SoldWith A Slice Of Lemon
SoldLemon Splash
SoldTwilights
SoldSally Tharp, Saving Summer
SoldSally Tharp, Cherry Jam
SoldShell Game
SoldBig Shell Game
SoldThis Is Life
SoldSoft Shell
SoldSally Tharp, Beach Buck
SoldSally Tharp, Two Halves Don't Make a Whole
SoldThe Seventh Wave
SoldA Little Spice
SoldEgg Basket
SoldFeeling Crabby
SoldAw Shucks
SoldNeat
SoldJust One...
Sold...Maybe Two
SoldRed or White
SoldFaded Star
SoldBefore, II
SoldAfter, II
SoldDaylight Savings
SoldThe Great Escape
SoldCheckers
SoldWinter Blues
SoldSolo
SoldA Long Way From Home
SoldConnections
SoldDouble Horizons
SoldLemon Yellow
SoldThe Haves
SoldThe Have Nots
SoldLetting Go
SoldI See So Much Of Me In You
SoldMac Stack